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. >>> martin fletcher, we want to go back to gaza now, nbc's ayman mohyeldin has been reporting from all over the arab world for most of the last ten years. has more tonight on how the old conflict is playing out, against the recent backdrop. ayman mohyeldin, i know we're fighting the satellite delay , but how has it changed from what we're seeing right now? >> reporter: well, brian, a few years ago it would have been unheard of for any egyptian official or any arab leader to come into gaza while the fighting happened first, egypt's foreign minister, others, the youth activists who came to deliver supplies, much-needed goods and to show political support to the palestinians in their fight. now, that has made the united states and israel worry that perhaps a ground invasion could inflame some of the protests we've seen in the capitols perhaps they're holding off precisely because of that new reality here. and of course, the talks taking place in egypt, that is a very big test for morsi. if he succeeds in working with the truce, it could show that egypt is once again playing a role in solving t
last year. but today's anger was directed at the new president, morsi. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in tahrir square for us tonight. good evening, ayman. >> reporter: good evening, brian. hundreds of thousands of protesters were back here in tahrir square angry with president morsi for granting himself new powers. police used tear gas and rubber bullets, killing two protesters and injuring hundreds more. beyond the square, muslim brotherhood offices were attacked. the president is trying to diffuse the crisis, cancelling a rally by supporters. and promising to use his new powers in a limited way. people here don't believe him, in fact, it's only galvanized the opposition, who say president morsi is betraying the revolution becoming another mubarak, they vowed to stay here until morsi rescinds his decree. brian? >> ayman mohyeldin above tahrir square for us tonight, ayman, thanks. >>> also in the middle east today, they took an extraordinary step to investigate an old rumor. they dug up the body of yasser arafat to see if he had been poisoned, and they're conducting tissue samples
period for the people here. ayman mohyeldin, inside gaza city on another dicey night there, thank you >>> back in this country, back to the story we have been covering for days, general david petraeus, he is talking about the scandal that forced him to quit his job as cia director. and now, the startling news is the cia is investigating him. here with more, nbc's andrea mitchell. >> if i could. >> reporter: intelligence >> reporter: intelligence officials say the focus of the cia inspector general's probe is whether or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation. he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in ta
there today. and that has many nervous. nbc's ayman mohyeldin has more tonight. in gaza >> reporter: good evening, brian, 48 hours after it went into effect, a fragile cease-fire is being put into effect. on friday, israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man, injuring close to 20 others ,the men were protesting along the palestinian side of the gaza-israeli border. the government prohibits them to approach the fence. they are currently investigating what happened. but the zone eats up the palestinian land, critical for the farmers who for years have been unable to work their fields because of israel's restrictions. despite what the palestinians say is a violation of the cease-fire they don't intend to retaliate or escalate the situation. and they are still committed to the success of the truce they will, however, file a complaint with the egyptian government that brokered it, brian? >> ayman mohyeldin, in gaza for us. >>> and back in this country, late news we're following. they were in the middle of evacuating part of downtown springfield, massachusetts today because of the reporte
from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in cairo. >> reporter: a day of mourning across egypt, in cairo, thousands paid respects to a protester killed by police. and in alexandria, a funeral for the member of the muslim brotherhood, just fifteen years old. both were victims of the riots that broke out after president morsy gave himself sweeping new powers. it ignited a wave of protests among them, and loyal supporters fighting in the streets. the muslim brotherhood were to blame, we elected them, thought they would lift us up, but they threw us to the ground. i will never vote for them again in my life, this woman says, many believe that morsy over-reached, and he moved quickly to oversee the damage, meeting tonight with egypt's judicial council, claiming tonight he would limit the scope of his powers. morsy supporters say he had to act to reign in egypt's powerful judges. >> every time we approached the shore of the transition, somebody would sink the boat. that somebody, thus far has been the court of egypt, and hosni mubarak led and politically managed courts. >> reporter: egypt's judges have b
correspondent, ayman mohyeldin, who joins me from gaza. you reached out to the egyptian authorities about what's taking place, when this deal will be announced. what are you hearing about the possibility of that happening this hour? >> well, right now what we're hearing from egyptian officials is that they're still working to finalize that agreement. there are some areas where the gap between the two sides has been narrowed, but there are still some very important issues that have not been addressed. you know, we are talking about trying to solve one of the most complex issues here in gaza. that has to be do with the blockade. there's no indication that israel will try to do that any time soon. they want to try to divide or break up the truce into different stages. first, an immediate cessation of violence on both sides. that could pave the way for talking about some of the more complex issues that both sides want to address. right now, it doesn't seem they're going to go for all of those issues. egyptian officials indicate they're working on a cessation of hostilities in the immediate short t
in the world all around them. ayman mohyeldin, gaza. >>> back here at home tributes are pouring in for an icon of american television for decades. larry hagman achieved worldwide fame playing the villainous oil baron j.r. ewing on the prime time soap "dallas." he died yesterday in dallas surrounded by family and friends and nbc's kristen dahlgren takes a look back at his life and career. >> reporter: for a time he was the most famous actor in the world, the subject of the biggest cliffhanger ever. [ gunshot ] the question, who shot j.r. catapulted larry hagman into tv history. for more than a decade hagman was the character audiences couldn't get enough of, the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> hardly. >> reporter: along with family his co-stars were at his side when hagman died in a dallas hospital friday, finally succumbing to the throat cancer he had been battling. in a statement, nbc co-star linda gray said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was a pie
, scenes reminiscent of the revolution nearly two years ago. ayman mohyeldin has the latest. is this calming down at all, ayman? he made some concessions so there was a thought, perhaps, from morsi supporters that the protesters would begin to back down. doesn't seem so. >> well, you know, when we've been speaking to the people here in tahrir square and it boils down to an issue of trust. everyone here behind me will tell you they don't trust president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. they've experienced their rule in parliament and as a president and don't trust the words of the president. that's what we saw last night, president mohamed morsi coming out with a decree or statement following the decree controversial on thursday, came out after meeting with some of the judges saying he was going to use his new powers narrowly. the people think this is an attempt by the president and muslim brotherhood to take control of not only the presidency but all institutions of the country and circumvent the judiciary. that's why people behind me have gathered in the tens of th
about. let's go to gaza, nbc foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin. it's good to see you as always. what do we know in terms of the outline of any brokered cease-fire and your assessment of hillary clinton's role in this or her presence at the table? >> sure. in fact, i was just speaking to a source at the presidential palace in egypt who assured me there was no announcement yet to be made from the presidential palace regarding a truce agreement. he gave me a simple explanation. the president's sister passed away in egypt, still at the funeral and with family. he was not expected to be back in cairo to make an announcem t announcement. it was something that would probably come out of the egyptian intelligence service which has been negotiating intensity. egypt's president mohamed morsi is from the muslim brother hood. it's unlike he he has been involved in negotiations with the israeli side. the only people that could negotiate between the israelis and meet with hamas and other palestinian factions are probably the intelligence agencies there. that's where we understand the negotiations
. >> martin fletcher, good points, and ayman mohyeldin, thanks so much for your perspective. both of you are standing by for the latest developments as we await word of the diplomacy and hillary clinton flies from cambodia and is about to land in israel as well. and joining me now for more on the fast-moving developments, jeffrey goldberg, national correspondent with the atlantic, and michael leiter, former director of the national counterterrorism center and also an nbc news terrorism analyst. jeffrey, first to you, we have seen very little shuttle diplomacy or any real engagement on the israeli/palestinian front in recent years. you've got the growth of hamas first with many people feel the misguided decisions of the bush administration in 2006, the election victory, hamas, and then abbas, the fatah element of the palestinians on the west bank, abbas and fayyad not getting support at critical moments from this administration. >> right. >> and not a whole lot of attention from this secretary of state. now it's come to a pass where hamas may end up stronger than ever coming out of these
meetings in israel and the west bank. for the latest nbc's stephanie gosk joins us and ayman mohyeldin. a report of a tel aviv bus explosion. is there any indication that the israelis now are looking at possibly having a short-term truce or want to hold out long er for a longer deal? >> reporter: well, we don't have a truce. there's a lot of talk yesterday that there would be one, and then this morning, today around lunch time this bus attack. and what we know about it so far is that they're saying it's a terrorist attack, it's not a suicide attack. we were down there earlier today and the security officials were very nervous. they were pushing us back. they thought maybe there were more explosives on the bus. it turned out there weren't. this tactic will be very familiar to people in this city and around israel. it was used about a decade ago frequently all over the kcountr during the second intefadeh but they haven't had an attack like this in israel since 2004 and there hasn't been a terrorist attack on the ground here in tel aviv since 2006. all of this happens amongst all the feve
. >> nbc's stephanie gosk is in tel aviv, ayman mohyeldin in gaza, jim maceda in cairo. let's ask jim maceda, you were in cairo the announcement came from there. egypt is being given credit for having at least brokered this deal or godfathered this deal. what are the terms? do we know anything more about the terms of the cease-fire? >> well, we know that there was no formal agreement. that's the key thing here. this means that israel and hamas had reached an understanding, a kind of exchange of quiet for quiet, and that this will be the first phase of a deal. that will be followed by a second phase in days or weeks or months of much more intense negotiations. those talks will be anchored by and guaranteed by egypt, but with the strong participation of the united states to resolve key demands on both sides which are still out there. the main demand from hamas who wants the block aid of gaza lifted immediately, that is not going to happen, the israelis want an immediate end to all smuggling of arms and to gaza and the sinai, that has not happened either. they have agreed to these demand
. >> ayman mohyeldin, thank you very much. >>> we want to go to the mayor of jerusalem. he joins us live from jerusalem over the phone. we want to thank you for the time joining us. we just mentioned the secretary of stated spending there with prime minister netanyahu in jerusalem yet, working to broker some kind of a deal, a cease-fire. how confident are you that this can even happen? >> it's very clear that it's short-term since the leadership of the hamas believes, like osama bin laden and al qaeda in death and destruction and their charter is to destroy israel. it's difficult to broker a deal with somebody that wants to kill you and they're not changing their charter. the challenge here is how do we make sure the hamas leadership understands that their motivation should be zero, very negative motivation to try and shoot indiscriminate fire on israeli civilians. >> so how far are you prepared to go? if you're saying a cease-fire can't be agreed on if their motivation is anything but zero, how far are you prepared to go and are you prepared for the repercussions based on those actions? >> t
reporters on both sides of the conflict and we begin with nbc news' ayman my yell d mohyeldin. >> reporter: palestinian factions and medical sources are not making any doubt as to who is responsible for this violation of the ceasefire. the israeli military says it may not have confirmed it killed anyone but no doubt after speaking to the family of the victim as well as the sources here on the ground there has been one person killed as a result of that attack. now according to palestinians, this was in their eyes their right to go to the territory which is a no go zone between israel and the gaza border, an area that is a popular farm area. a lot of people have farmlands in the area. for them they normally go out there. israel has impose that had no go zone where they don't allow palestinians to enter. there was some misunderstanding from the perspective of palestinians who thought that after the truce they would be allowed to go back there in an area considered gaza territory. as they approached the fence, the israeli military opened fire on them and that's what led to the killing of this
's richard engel, stephanie gosk and ayman mohyeldin are in the region reporting the latest from gaza to tel aviv. first richard engel in gaza, what is the latest from your vantage point and on the cease-fire negotiations? >> we are hearing that there are serious cease-fire negotiations going on right now. when you're on the ground here in gaza it doesn't exactly feel that way. there have been many air strikes today, a media building was killed. israel is sort of -- [ inaudible ] on hamas leader or one palestinian militant at a time. sources who are involved in the israeli/palestinian negotiations working toward a cease-fire, these talks taking place in cairo have told nbc news they are serious, that they are making progress and that this is how the negotiations stand right at this moment. the israelis want a two-part deal, a two-stage deal. the first part would be an immediate hostility, immediate cessation of violence, both sides stop attacking each other. that would be unconditional. then israel would want to move to a second stage where the two sides, israel and the palestinians, would e
could be announce d as early as this evening. ayman mohyeldin joins us. >> reporter: comments made by morsi could be the biggest indicator yet that a truce may have been reached. the president was attending the funeral of his younger sister in a province in egypt and he was speaking as well in front of thousands of mourners but the comments were made in front of traveling journalists with the presidential pool. he did say he expects at these difficult times egypt was going through that one of the issues that would be resolved was the ongoing, quote, aggression on gaza. he said that would come to an end today indicating it would be at some point today that a ceasefire could be reached. since those comments were made, other egyptian officials commenting that within the hour we can expect an announcement to be made between the palestinian factions and israel. all of this comes against the black drop of diplomatic ak it ti activity that will see secretary of state hillary clinton arriving in israel this evening where officials suggest that an announcement may be made. chris? >> thanks,
to invade, we've got it all covered. nbc's stephanie gosk in tel aviv, ayman mohyeldin in gaza, am bass tore to the united states, michael or rin, former ambassador to israel and james zogby founder of the arab-american institute. >> moments ago in cairo, secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister announced a cease-fire which will begin they say at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agree
reporters on both sides of the conflict. we begin with ayman mohyeldin in gaza. to the details of this possible break in the ceasefire. what do you know on that? >> reporter: good morning, alex. palestinian medical services have identified the body of a 23-year-old they say was killed by israeli gunshots as he and about 3,300 other people approach the gaza/israel border. now generally speaking israel and gaza border is mostly farmland. there is an area that is about 300 meters or so that the israeli have declared a no-go zone. that has been used to attack israeli border posts and attempts to kidnap israeli soldiers. for the most part they are aware that is a no-go zone. following the truce signed on wednesday, it was unclear whether that no-go zone was still in effect and whether it was imposed or not. so this morning a group of palestinian farmers and others, because a as we mentioned that area is farmland, tried to approach the fence. there was a protest there. and that's when the shots happened. now palestinian medical sources say -- i should say palestinian factions say thi
of egypt. matt? >> ayman mohyeldin in cairo this morning, thank you very much. >> now a check of the day's other top stories. tamron shall in for natalie this morning. >> hey, savannah and matt. good morning, everyone. officials in massachusetts are blaming a powerful natural gas explosion on human error. the blast injured 18 people and damaged dozens of buildings when it ripped through springfield's entertainment district on friday night. state fire officials say a utility workers accidentally punctured a high pressure underground pipe while looking for a gas leak. >>> yet another garment factory fire in bangladesh this morning days after a blaze at a similar factory killed some 112 people on saturday. thousands of outraged workers there are protesting today, demanding safer conditions. >>> police are investigating the death of a suspected shot lifter at a georgia wal-mart. the man was found unresponsive after he was tackled by two store employees and a security guard in the store's parking lot early sunday morning. police say he sold two dvd players from the walmart. the incident is un
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